Places of Interest


Set in a beautiful corner of Rural Lancashire by the Lancaster Canal Bridge House Marina & Caravan Park is centrally located to many places of interest.

Nestled happily between the market town of Garstang and the village of Nateby, you can reach us easily from the M6 motorway. Making us perfectly placed to visit the rest of Lancashire, South Cumbria and North Yorkshire and the Fylde coast during your stay.

We now have a newly opened Cafe/Bar onsite or the Bellflower pub is right on our doorstep serving a local brew or two. Take a 10 minute walk to the historic market town of Garstang where you’ll find friendly pubs and restaurants and plenty of activities to keep you busy during your stay. Try your hand at fishing and clay pigeon shooting, as well as a couple of rounds of golf. We also offer day boat hire for a relaxing day on the Lancaster Canal.

At Bridge House Marina we’re within easy driving distance of some of the most popular areas in the country, counting the Lake District, the North Yorkshire Moors and the seaside resort of Blackpool as some of our neighbours - all reachable within an hour.

The Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a favourite for walkers, hikers and cyclists, and is home to some fantastic local country shows and fayres throughout the summer months. And don’t forget the beautiful and historic City of Lancaster, as great for shopping as it is for sightseeing!

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For centuries Blackpool has been Britain's most popular seaside resort, packed with wall to wall family entertainment.

West End hits, sell-out concerts, ballet and operas, tributes to the stars, circus, illusion and cool, contemporary productions – Blackpool has them all. Add a splash of cabaret, a dash of cutting edge club culture and you’ve got a recipe for good fun.

Hit the seafront for rollercoasters and donkey rides on the beach, then head to the iconic Blackpool Tower for a dance in the opulent ballroom.

Be sure to climb the tower for excellent views.

Zoom down the slides at the Sandcastle water park, try rock climbing or have a go at ice skating. And if you fancy something a little more sedate, why not have a paddle in the sea?

Forest of Bowland

Welcome to the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and to a unique and captivating part of the countryside. Expanses of sky above dramatic sweeps of open moorland, gentle and tidy lowlands, criss-crossed with dry stone walls and dotted with picturesque farms and villages, all waiting to be explored!

There is no better way of escaping from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and partaking in some of the most peaceful and remote walking, riding and cycling in the country. Explore some of the many unique villages steeped in history. While away your time observing some of the rare and enigmatic birds and wildlife, or simply indulge in sampling some of the very best local produce the area has to offer.


Set on the banks of the River Wyre with the Forest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on her doorstep, the town is steeped in history with beautiful architecture, abundant wildlife and array of activities, whether you want an active holiday, a relaxing weekend or an enjoyable day trip.

Garstang has established itself as a bit of a foodie town in recent years, with a whole range of award-winning local producers operating in the area. Garstang also has the honour of being the very first fair trade town in the world, with 60 businesses and organisations in the town signed up and certified to display the Fairtrade logo. It also has a market on every Thursday that stretches the full length of the high street.

The Lancaster Canal

Linking Preston to Kendal, the Lancaster Canal is one of the country’s few coastal canals. Built along the natural lie of the land it offers 41 miles of lock free cruising - the longest stretch in the country. As the canal is naturally level, it also lends itself to gentle walking and cycling as well as canoeing and other outdoor activities. And we've loads of trails and routes to help you take advantage of this wellbeing resource on your doorstep.Enjoy a family day out with fresh air, wildlife, wonderful walks, heritage and boats, all absolutely free.

As well as spectacular views of the Silverdale Coast, Forest of Bowland and Wyre countryside, the Lancaster Canal also features some of the most impressive canal architecture in the country. The Lune Aqueduct, which has recently benefited from a £2.4 million transformation, is one of John Rennie’s finest works and not to be missed.


Lancaster is one of England’s Heritage Cities. It’s as vibrant as it is quirky with a captivating past and a cultured present. A creative city. An independent city. A city with a great outdoors. A city to shout about. Lancaster is a city with great stories to tell.

Learn of old tales from castle prison walls, or take in a play. Follow bygone footsteps along hidden alleyways, or delight in quirky shops. Go to upbeat gigs in old-world pubs, or marvel at the Georgian splendour. Enjoy a great outdoors, or just a great cup of coffee. Get into Lancaster’s vibe, fall in love with its charm. Discover one of England’s Heritage Cities. Discover Lancaster.

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